Listening to the national talk show personalities, many feel the Texans MLB's are undersized and unable to due the job. (Pittsburgh, New England, and Baltimore all have undersized MLB's) I for one don't think the problem lies there. If you look at the skill level on the D-Line, that is where we are hurting. 1st year, G-Funk came in and did his thing. But being hobbled by injury, and signing a PHAT new contract, I believe the guy simply doesn't have the drive anymore. Payne has been hobbled with injuries, and the depth on the D-Line looks like a Mash unit every Sunday. The only player that has been dependable is Robbaire Smith, who is learning to play the end in the 3-4 scheme still, and shows the mean streak needed at the position. If you look at other teams, their D-line stays healthy, and they are blue collar workers, who know their role, eating up space, so the LB's can play "operation clean sweep"! Aaron Smith, from Pittsburgh, is the prototype End on the 3-4. He had 8 sacks, but that was due impart to his never stop attitude, getting his push towards the qb, and the O-line collapsing. He's not supposed to be a pash-rusher. Our D-line scheme does not know that. The design for any 3-4 is for the D-line to create gaps for undersized, quicker, faster LB's to shoot the gaps and make plays! I think the next focus is free agency for blue collar workers that appreciate the pay, will know their role, and are willing to share the spotlight as an entire "D", rather than someone who wants to be a sack-artist.